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Apr 23, 2013 10:00pm PDT
up. >> paul kevin curtis is once again a free man. curtis was arrested last week accused of sending letters poisoned with ricin to president obama, a u.s. senator, and a county judge. on tuesday, the justice department dropped the charges against him, saying quote, the investigation has revealed new information. >> when you have been charged with something and you just never heard of it, ricin or whatever. i said i don't eat rice. >> curtis' release comes as the fbi released the home. to search for evidence that could link him to the letters. after searching curtis' house, an fbi agent testified in court, investigators could not find ricin or any other evidence tieing curtis to the letters. curtis, says the fbi clearly got the wrong man. and he says he just wants to get back to his life. >> find out what normal is again. >> curtis' defense attorney says his man being investigated by the fbi knows curtis and holds a grudge against him. >> anything bad that happened in his life, he has somehow managed to believe that he is responsible for it. >> while agents searched the second ho
NBC
Apr 24, 2013 4:00am PDT
magistrate judge had all charges against paul kevin curtis dismissed without prejudice. >>> in "the l.a. times," l.a. now live is $4.2 million settlement fair? during the manhunt for a fugitive ex-cop two women delivering newspapers were mistakenly shot by lapd officers. >>> here's what we're keeping our eye on this morning. the associated press is the latest victim of a twitter hacking. a bogus tweet said president obama was injured. >>> dow plunged 143 points minutes later. syrian electronic army claimed responsibility. >>> officials now believe the two brothers accused in the boston marathon bombings acted alone. the younger brother still in the hospital told investigators he learned how to build the bomb from an al qaeda magazine online called "inspire." fbi agents are in russia to interview the suspects' parents right now. >>> classes at dartmouth college are closed to focus on fostering debate. received online threats stemming from a friday protest. students decried what they call homophobia, sexual assault and racism on campus. >>> concert goers in argentina were given a differ
KRON
Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. known as ry-sin. both letters were intercepted at screening facilities.and both were post-marked memphis tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters.and no one was injured. >> jacqueline: it was a new warmer day today. '70s but along the coast we saw cooler conditions with upper 50s and 60s. tonight, clear skies and mild. again, that warming trend will continue for the weekend. the satellite and radar showing clear skies. high-pressure is driving this storm to this north of us. it will stay sunny and warm. temperatures of the door to more will be 40's for the most part. 40's and san francisco. 43 in pleasanton. we are going to warm up rather quickly. 77 degrees in palo alto. '70s and san jose. 70's also for the east bay. and upper 70's for the inland valleys. '70s and danville, livermore, the 60s along the immediate coast. with the sea breezes and 70's in san francisco and for the north brae. a look at your extended forecast. for the north bay-. >> jacqueline:
MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 1:00am PDT
about too much. >> a suspect identified as paul kevin curtis was arrested at his home in corinth, mississippi. the fbi says he is the man who tried to send two allegedly poisoned letters to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. curtis is a colorful character describing himself on his facebook page as a karate enthusiast and elvis impersonator but now the stage is a jail house and mr. curtis is facing serious charges. >> elvis impersonator? yeah. there was sort of a side show aspect to the arrest in this case in mississippi last week which i think helped it drop out of the news. the man who was arrested had this amazing online profile as an entertainer that involved being a country singer as you heard there an elvis impersonator, karate, respect the dragon stuff. also the line that was reportedly printed in those ricin letters, the line i am k.c. and i approve this message is a line this individual used in online postings before. specifically in online postings that sometimes seemed a little nutty or a little paranoid. so the combination of details we had made it s
KICU
Apr 17, 2013 7:00pm PDT
identified the suspect as 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of corinth, mississippi. the white house says no one there was ever in changer. >> i would underscore that the mail is screened, and these tests are undertaken at remote sites to mitigate the repeat of recipients. >>> a visibly angry president obama is calling this a shameful day after most senate republicans and a handful of democrats combined to vote down key measures intended to tighten federal gun control laws. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> in rapid succession, the senate blocked measures that would have expanded background checks for gun purchase. president obama met with the victims of the newtown school shooting victims. he denounced senators who he said caved to political pressure. >> families that know unspeakable grief summon the petition to fight there local leaders not to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. >> a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. they blocked common sense reforms even while these families looked on from
FOX
Apr 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in court today. paul kevin curtis is accused of sending the letters. turns out he met paul kevin curtis before. no plea was entered today. >>> authorities in texas charged a former justice of the peace with murder in connection with the death of a district attorney and his wife and the january murder of a prosecutor. that comes a day after former justice of the peace eric williams' wife was charged with capital murder. she confessed to taking part in the killings and said her husband was the gunman. he is in custody on $23 million bail. . >>> if you own one you paid extra for it. a license plate, how the dmv is handling the money. >> back here in 10 minutes, a beautiful day, it was warmer again today. it will be warmer in many locations as we get into the five-day forecast. which day on this week is going to be the warmest. i knew there were a lot of tech jobs available out there. i knew devry university would give me the skills that i needed to make one of those tech jobs mine. we teach cutting-edge engineering technology, computer information systems, networking and communications man
CNN
Apr 27, 2013 10:00am PDT
that was for the initial suspect in this case. his name is paul kevin curtis. he said in that hearing he had been framed and he mentioned dutschke as a possible suspect. then on tuesday another twist. curtis was released. all the charges against him were dropped and the attention at that point seem ed to turn to dutschke. now we have turn throughout the course of the week federal agents investigating this case. we have seen agents here at dutschke's house. we have also seen them searching at a former marshal arts studio. we don't know what they found at this point or if that's relative, but we know they were searching on location. now during the week, we have been in contact with his attorney. she said her client has nothing to do with the ricin letters. today in the morning when we reached out to her again to get reaction, she told us a brief statement. she said it was her understanding that authorities have confirmed that dutschke has been arrested and they have no comment at this time. carol? >> it's just hard to believe because aren't authorities alleging he did this because of a grudge against an a
KRON
Apr 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
another man, paul kevin curtis. curtis believes he was framed, and identified dutschke as a potential culprit. f-b-i agents searched dutschke's home and former martial arts studio, though it's not clear what they found. when asked this week if he'd ever handled ricin before, dutschke told reporters. >>"no. i wouldn't recognize ricin if i saw it." ennis carlock lives in dutschke's neighborhood, and >>"right now, i'm just glad he's off- out of our neighborhood and i hope they keep him off." the toxic letters read in part: >>"to see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance." each letter had a memphis, tennessee, postmark and no return address. i'm cristina mutchler reporting. if dutschke is convicted, he could face life in prison. he is expected to appear at a u.s. district court in tomorrow. coming up on kron 4 news weekend. the boston marathon bombings and fertilizer plan explosion in texas happened just days apart. we'll hear from a man who survived both tragedies. live look outside. golden let's take a quick look outside this morning.mt tam let's ch
PBS
Apr 24, 2013 6:30pm PDT
with the poison to president obama and several legislators -- paul kevin curtis. authorities have turned their attention to a second man connected to curtis. >> to russia now where the trial of russian activists alexei nevalny resume. he is one of the president's most vocal critics. >> if convicted, he could face 10 years in prison and be barred from public office. the trial resumed last week after nevalny's lawyers asked for more time to study the documents. >> local prosecutors dismissed, and the charges two years ago, but moscow ordered them to reopen the case. >> security was tight at the train station ahead of the trial. russian opposition leader aleksei nevalny arrived on the night train. he is accused of embezzling some 400,000 euros worth of timber when he was an adviser to the regional government. >> i am sure that my innocence will be proved here, even if the court does not formally acknowledge it. it will be clear for everyone attending the trial. >> the media have been closely following the proceedings. so have opposition activists. many of whom came from moscow to try to get
CNN
Apr 23, 2013 10:00am PDT
federal custody on bond, according to reuters. paul kevin curtis was released today after a hearing was canceled. curtis from mississippi also is accused of sending the deadly toxin to these state offices that were being investigated. the question is, what does this release mean, why did it happen? joe johns is live with us now with the latest. joe, how do we make sense of this? >> i tell you what, it is quite hard to make sense of it right now, chris. as you said, paul kevin curtis, charged with sending ricin-laced letters to president obama and other officials released suddenly from custody on tuesday. this information comes to us from the united states marshal service in mississippi. the marshal service did not know and could not provide information on the circumstances of the release. only that curtis was no longer in federal custody and this comes just hours after curtis' detention and the preliminary hearing into his case was canceled. this was in the third day of testimony and now there is a press conference involving federal prosecutors and the defendants, defense lawyers. t
FOX News
Apr 23, 2013 3:00pm PDT
on this with the panel. a strange story. we will hear from paul kevin curtis. a hazardous materials team is investigating another possible tainted letter this time a military facility. senator harry reid said it is joint base anna cost i can't bowling. the two suspects in what canadian officials say was a plot to derail a passenger plane in court today. neither entered a pleavment one said the allegations were based on appearances. men had direction and guidance from al qaeda terrorists in iran. the iranian foreign ministry denies involvement. amid the misery in boston, the show of gratitude from journalists. we'll explain that later in the grapevine. up next, the misery is far for over from air travelers delayed by the sequester. thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for teaching us that you can't create the future... by clinging to the past. and with that: you're history. instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. 80 thousand of us investing billions... in everything from the best experiences below... to the finest comforts above. we're not simply saluting history... we
Comedy Central
Apr 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
that be sure to look for his new album "cleared ricin suspect." that is paul kevin curtis. i want to reiterate this, he's been completely cleared in this investigation. it turns out the elvis impersonator may have been framed for the crime of sending deadly poison to the president by j. everett dutschke, angry that he was removing his campaign bumper stickers. this is not a cunning terror plot. it's david lynch trect an episode of "mamma's family." ( laughter ) but i gotta give curtis his due. i have seldom seen anyone make a more entertaining use of his 15 minutes. >> let it, known, if you need the megarepresentation, this is the person. >> right now my-- i can't really afford to pay her the million that she's worth. >> oh whatever! >> but i am a licensed certified reflexologist, and i'm going to start with foot massage therapy with christie, who is going to be my first client and i'm going to donate 100,000 hours to community service in northeast mississippi to all you ladies who need foot massage therapy. ( cheers and applause ). >> jon: he seems like a good guy. the only thing -- at least
FOX News
Apr 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: that was an interview on tuesday. this as we learn of a bizarre between him and paul kevin curtis. elvis impersonator taken in early in the investigation. later we saw those charges placing threats in the mail dropped. he is due in federal court on monday and suggesting that her client may have been framed. authorities have not released how they linked letters to him. he does appear to have personal ties to at leas the three people who were addressed in the letters. >> heather: part of that involved who was in fact a member of menza and very twisted trail. thank you very much. >> eric: on this sunday morning, the world is watching president obama for his next move on syria. this week the white house announced they believe that the syrian regime did deploy chemical weapons on its own people in the use of chemical weapons has been a so-called red line announced by president obama as so-called, quote, game changer. the use of chemical weapons could trigger a is u.s. response. >> a red line for us, we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> i
KICU
Apr 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
for paul kevin curtis says his client is innocent. court documents show curtis believed the government was trying to smear him for covering a conspiracy. an attorney said curtis has be diagnosed as bipolar. >>> a disgraced justice of the peace is charged with the murders of a texas director. eric lyle williams was arrested saturday. his wife named her husband as the gunman. williams was convicted on theft charges last year. he lost his law license and job as a result. the slain da and assistant prosecuted that case. kim williams is charged with murder. authorities allege she was the get away driver. >>> a state audit finds the state failed to collect as much as $22 million meant for causes ranging from the environment to veterans. the department of motor vehicles undercharged and famed to collect fees on inactive plates. a separate investigation last year found that money from a september 11th memorial plate was diverted to other use. >>> twitter launched a new music discovery app today. the app is called hashtag music. it suggests songs and music users may like. the songs are streamed
NBC
Apr 17, 2013 5:30pm PDT
in very minute quantities. >> reporter: tonight federal officials say a suspect named paul kevin curtis has been arrested in mississippi and will be charged with sending the letterers. the fbi sees no relationship with the bombings in boston. still there is an eerie coincidence with the anthrax attacks after 9/11. also unrelated but frightening nonetheless. brian? >> andrea mitchell in washington. andrea, thanks. >>> we're back in a moment with a big apology from an airline ceo after a big nightmare day for travellers. >>> the united kingdom said good-bye to margaret thatcher today. the funeral at st. paul's cathedral attended by the queen, dignitaries from 170 countries around the world, and all four of maggie thatcher's successors including the current prime minister, david cameron. thatcher's 19-year-old american-born granddaughter amanda gave a reading from the bible. thousands of londoners lined the route to show respect and some protested amid heavy security. margaret thatcher, the so-called iron lady, died last week at 87. we have posted a full report on the day in london by kier
NBC
Apr 18, 2013 4:00am PDT
of sending poison letters. federal agents arrested paul kevin curtis for allegedly sending letters contaminated with ricin to president obama and senator roger wick of mississippi. before the letters reached senate offices or white house they were found in mail facilities. >>> the investigation of the boston marathon bombings is focusing on the search for a suspect seen in a department store surveillance video. the man with the backpack was seen at the site of the explosions on monday which killed three people and injured 170. investigators say the suspect was seen dropping off a bag near the finish line but don't know yet his identity. >>> time now for a look ahead. president obama and the first lady will be in boston today. they will participate in an interfaith service at the cathedral of the holy cross dedicated to those who were killed or wounded in the boston marathon bombings. >>> a hearing today on capitol hill on homeland security. dhs secretary janet napolitano is scheduled to testify before a house hearing on the department's 2014 budget. >>> and today is national high f
NBC
Apr 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
confirmed due to a second round of tests. today, 45-year-old paul kevin curtis was in a mississippi courtroom charged with making threats against president obama, mississippi senator roger wicker, and a local county judge. curtis happens to be an elvis impersonator. senator wicker hired him a decade ago to work at an event. a lawyer for curtis said he was innocent. officials say none of this was related to the boston bombings this week. >>> still ahead for us on this thursday night, cars swallowed whole during a morning commute. flooding so bad the ground is giving way in some places. a lot of folks are in for a wild one ahead. later the warning today from the f.a.a. the reason for major flight delays starting this weekend at a lot of the best known airports across this country. >>> take a look at the national radar and look at the front cutting north to south and moving to the east. it's a huge weather system stretching from the mexican border all the way into canada, dumping torrents of rain, snow, hail, spawning tornadoes along the way. it's left a lot of damage behind. the chica
NBC
Apr 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
magistrate released paul kevin curtis. tonight prosecutors dropped all charges against him in connection with those letters containing ricin that went to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker last week. curtis, an occasional elvis impersonator, had been arrested on charges of sending those letters, but investigators say the fbi found no evidence of ricin when they searched his home. he's been in jail since last week. today the fbi also searched a second mississippi location. the tupelo home of an man named j. everett duchky. he's an acquaintance and sometime adversary of curtis. he also says he's innocent. another incident, the defense intelligence agencies say alarms went off today at a mail facility at bolling air base here in washington indicating the possible presence of dangerous toxins. further tests found no specific package related to those alarms, so they're taking more samples. bottom line, the fbi clearly got the wrong man in the first case and whoever is sending these letters may still be out there. >> andrea mitchell with an update on that, thanks. >>> a packa
NBC
Apr 25, 2013 4:00am PDT
's coming up on the "today" show show. an exclusive interview with paul kevin curtis, the man accused of sending ricin to the president and other officials and cleared. >>> and former president george w. bush and first lady laura at the bush presidential library. >> now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm richard lui with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today." just your first stop of the day on your nbc station. have a great day! . . >>> a car slams right into a south bay home. we'll let you know what officers say led up to this crash. >>> plus, two bay area daycare owners accused of child abuse. what officers said they did leaving babies with health problems. >> is. >> let's take you live from san francisco, a look at the embarcadero getting very close to the weekend, thursday, april 25th. this is "today in the bay." >>> it is right now, 4:30. >> on laura garcia cannon. want to check that morning commute. it is early. let's check in with
ABC
Apr 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
of justice said this morning 45-year-old paul kevin curtis faces two federal charges of threatening the president and others. he was arrested about 100 piles from where the letters were mailed. through his attorney, he said he is innocent and surprised he was arrested. >> a witness has come forward to a brazen smash-and-grab robbery last night in concord sun valley mall. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield joins us. this happened while customers were still in the store? >> that is right. it was very brazen. we met a woman at jewelry counter and she realized what was happening and the counter was being robbed. she said it was very scary. >> conquered police say three men robbed the concord macy's jewelry counter at gunpoint while the store was open. she was trying to return jewelry and walked up on the robbery. >> people really didn't know what was going on, we all just froze which is not quite the reaction you think you would have if that moment. >> police say no one was hurt but witnesses say i was step -- terrifying. >> it was hard to tell, a man was maybe kicking the woman who was
CBS
Apr 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
is surprised by his arrest. paul kevin curtis made his first courpearce today. the letters were intercepted by mail testing falities they never reached the president or the senator. preliminary results show that they do contain the deadly poison ricin. family members say curtis felt he was mistreated by the government. if convicted he faces 15 years in jail. >>> back home a bay area anniversary forced to change gears for the first time in over 100 years. san francisco marked the 107th anniversary of the great quake. kpix 5's elissa harrington tells us that was not enough to break tradition. >> reporter: that's right. organizers did have to scramble to make some last-minute changes but all in all, ceremonies went off without a hitch including the painting of the historic fire hydrant in the mission district, a fitting color considering firefighters tell me it's worth its weight in gold. it's an annual tradition in san francisco a day of events to commemorate the 1906 earthquake starting at 5:12 a.m., the exact time the ground started shaking. this year, there was a bit of a shake-up. police
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2013 2:00am PDT
to paul kevin curtis of tupelo, mississippi. he was arrested at his home in mississippi, as authorities try to figure out what the motive was here. three letters that tested positive for potentially dangerous ricin. the one sent to senator wicker never made it to capitol hill. it was intercepted. one sent to president obama was intercepted offsite. all of them postmarked april 8th. and all postmarked for memphis. what gave it away was the common signature. i am kevin curtis and i approve this message, at the end of the letters. the test on the first letter to wicker, had proved inconclusive. and the second one, as well. they're trying to figure out how potent this ricin was. and while it initially tested positive, the further tests by the fbi have been inconclusive. they ordered more as they continue to investigate. >> all right, tracie potts in washington. thanks so much for that. >>> after a rollercoaster day of reports on the investigation into the boston bombings, it appears authorities have pictures of their suspect. the front page of this morning's "boston globe" claims authoritie
LINKTV
Apr 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
letters to president obama and two other people. paul kevin curtis was released because new information has been revealed. the letters were intercepted before they reached their targets. the mexican president has suspended planned reforms to the banking sector if because of a dispute with opposition parties. as one of the first major challenges for him, who came to power in december, the legislation was meant to increase lending in a plan that he had agreed to with the opposition. his concern was the dispute could affect the progress with other forms. now more from mexico city. ishenrique pena nieto calling for them to work out an agreement with reforms that he has launched since he took office in december. but right now it's at a standstill. opposition parties have said they don't want to take part for now and are accusing him and his government of funneling millions of dollars through the social development programs run by his government in order to mobilize millions of voters to go to the polls to vote for his party in the upcoming state election. this accusation has a lot of weight,
Telemundo
Apr 18, 2013 6:30pm PDT
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FOX
Apr 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
it is appearing in court. paul kevin curtis was arrested yesterday at his home and faces charges of threatening the president and others. according to the affidavit the letters were sent to roger wicker, the president and the judge says maybe i have your attention now maybe if it means someone must die. his attorney says he is innocent. >>> the boston marathon bomb attack has led to extra security at sporting events across the country including here in the bay area. there will be heightened security at tonight's sharks game at ph pavilion, more officers on duty, fans may be patted down and checked with wands and bomb sniffing dogs used before the game. people we talked with said they welcome that added security. >> i think the response is warranted although i think that a lot of people are worried about the things going on. i think there should be height inned security but not a sense of fear. >> i think it is a good thing. i think the more they react to it the less likely somebody are willing to do things. >> fans are adviceed to show up early due to added security. >>> they are also getting r
CNN
Apr 18, 2013 9:00am PDT
, of course this whole thing came to light because this man whose name is paul kevin curtis allegedly sent letters that at least initially tested positive with the poison ricin to not just the white house but also to senator roger wicker who is from mississippi. and just moments ago senator wicker spoke for the first time about this, told our producer. but he actually knows this man because he is an elvis impersonator back in mississippi. and senator wicker and his wife actually hired him a few years back to help at a party they were throwing he said for a young couple. but he went onto say that his impression is that since then this man, paul kevin curtis, mental state has deteriorated and that is pretty clear in the letters -- the text of the letters that went along with what appears to be the poison ricin. it certainly looks like he has some issues mentally, there's no question about it. so we're going to see what happens in mississippi, but he should be charged according to the justice department as we speak down there. >> couple things, dana, one, they can always add charges, right? t
FOX News
Apr 25, 2013 12:00am PDT
at the center of a conspiracy. paul kevin curtis, three names, the mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the national leaders has been released on bond. according to the fbi, who ever that is, it eluded to the notion that curtis had long thought to expose the trafficking of human body parts. my favorite trafficking. he had written about it on facebook. i am on the hidden front lines of a secret war, body tissue, body parts, black market. my mother wants me to shut up. good mom, actually. but curtis explains, when he got too close to uncovering the truth, they burned down my home, killed my dogs, my cats and he had a rabbit and blew up the 1966 plymouth valiant. terrible. it appears he actually was targeted and framed for the ricin attacks. the elvis i'm impersonator thinks he knows who did it. an enemy from the could i- from the tie -- tie kahn dough class. >> he said he stood out in the parking lot at the hotel saying he hates you. i would beg him, you have known him for how many years and took taekwondo from him. i don't know if as a martial arts conflict and if he wan
MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 10:00am PDT
the wrong guy? paul kevin curtis has been released, the charges have been dropped, and from all accounts, he was not the right guy, even though his letters seemed to be similar to the phrases -- or -- >> the search happened after he was charged in sending it is letters. the charge was based entirely on the fact that letters he had previously sent to congress seemed to be extremely similar in wording, phrases, pet phrases, same sort of issues that were in the letters accompanies the ricin mailings, so it was based on that and the address and where the letters came from, the postmark and so forth, that led the fbi to charge paul kevin curtis. then they searched his house, found no evidence of ricin, concluded that this must have been some kind of setup by someone else, in essence he was being framed and now they're trying to figure out who that other person was. >> we know they had searched both the home and another location. do we have any indication they were getting closer to the source of they letters. >> no, we're waiting to hear the results of those searches. >> thank you very much, pete
CNN
Apr 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
out of memphis. paul kevin curtis has been released from custody. the question is, why? there is going to be a news conference at 6:00 p.m. eastern. you can see it live in the situation room with wolf blitzer. but, first, to crime and justice correspondent joe johns. he's tracking this case. so, joe, we have been talking about this today, it is unusual in a case like this when you see momentum shift this way. any further information into why he was released or what the conditions are of that release? >> chris, we have gotten a lot of radio silence from the authorities. the justice department in washington so far has no comment. all they're saying, stating the obvious, that the investigation into this curious case is continuing. paul kevin curtis charged with sending ricin-laced letters to president obama and other officials, was released suddenly from custody on tuesday. the united states marshal's office in mississippi is saying that. marshal's office did not know the circumstances of this release. and only that curtis was no longer in federal custody and that this comes after curtis'
CNN
Apr 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Apr 24, 2013 8:00am PDT
. >> that was paul kevin curtis appearing at a news conference last night after charges of sending ricin laced letters to president obama and a senator from mississippi was dropped and curtis was released from jail. the sometime elvis impersonator was arrested last wednesday but in a case that gets more bizarre, investigators say the fbi found no evidence of ricin at the home or in curtis' car. >> divine intervention led this amazing beautiful, blue eyed angel to my jail cell. through my daughter and connection with her friend. my daughter has a direct link to jesus. i respect president obama. i love my country. i would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other u.s. official. >> what are your plans right now? what are your immediate plans? >> i need to find my cow. she got loose when homeland security swarmed in on me when i went to check my mail. >> the dog is safe. we don't know who the real ricin suspect is. we do know authorities have searched the home of the man who allegedly feuded with paul kevin curtis. nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell joins us now. wher
FOX Business
Apr 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
the mississippi man who was suspected of sending rice in poison letters to obama hours after paul kevin curtis was released on bond the investigators yesterday said they found no evidence of the potentially deadly poison in the man's home or his car and the fbi is investigating other potential suspects and we're told it will be another month before a federal court decides whether the faa can furlough air traffic controllers because of a sequester, they say. causing flight delays around the country the d.c. circuit court of appeals say because they're such an efficient organization they have set a deadline of may 22nd and the main airline industry group to file documents before denying the request of the emergency stay trying to stop the furlough. they did not think that would be inconvenienced to thousands of workers but both parties are urging the administration to postpone or cancel the furloughs claiming cfa a is a tool with which the administration plays politics. the energy department announces its version of taxpayers using $21 million from troubled car maker fisker automotive. the compa
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 9:00am PDT
feud between him and paul kevin curtis. he is a person taken in custody earlier in the investigation. later, all charge were dropped. dutschkeam first surfaced when curtis' attorney said her client framed. the letters addressed to senator wicker and obama were retrieved and flagged in an off site mai facility before reaching their intended victims. >> turning to a developing story, the boston marathon bombing system sits in a prison hospital as investigators are trying to piece together the plot that killed people and injured others. they are looking at home and abroad. there is new information on tsarnaev's mother. f.b.i. sifting through a land fill where the 19 year old was a soft - sophomore. there is more on the latest on the investigation. david lee? >> uma, it is the first weekend that bolton street has been open to the public since the twin blasts took place nearly two weeks ago. take a look now over my shoulder, can see locals and tourist alike here in copley square and observing the makeshift memioral and consisting of flowers and flags and hand painted signs and many people
CW
Apr 27, 2013 10:00pm PDT
clashed with in the past. charges were initially filed against an elvis impersonator named paul kevin curtis but were dropped tuesday. after investigators said they had discovered new information. >> i would like to move on with my life and find out what normal is again. >> reporter: curtis claims he had been framed and blamed dutschke. the fbi would not say what they found but dutschke is charged with developing, producing and possessing a biological agent or toxin for use as a weapon. namely ricin. he faces life in prison if convicted. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >>> dutschke and curtis the former suspect, did know each other. cowardice claims he uncovered a plot to sell body parts on the black market and talked with dutschke about writing a book together about it. but he says they had a falling out. >>> and education motion and fire on a boat in san francisco bay forced four men to hang off the bow for their lives. police say the men were fishing off candlestick point when the boat began taking on water. the explosion happened when they tried to restart the motor. another bo
NBC
Apr 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to elvis impersonator paul kevin curtis, the man initially arrested for sending the letters. curtis also denied being involved and suggested dutschke might have set him up. he was held six days before terrorism charges were dropped and he was released. >> what did i think? i had never heard of ricin. i thought they said rice and i said i don't eat rice. i said here's the key to my home. you can go in and search. there's no rice. they said you know what we're talking about. they were very angry. it's like they knew they had the right guy. >> reporter: the men reportedly had a tangled relationship. the arrest of one and then the other experts say doesn't reflect well on law enforcement. >> no one is more embarrassed and sorry than the fbi and u.s. attorneys office when something happens like this. they don't want it to happen. they regret it. they are only after the real person responsible. >> reporter: prior to today's arrest, dutschke was out on bond on charges of child molestation, which he's pleaded not guilty. if convicted in this case, he could face life in prison. janet shamlian, nb
ABC
Apr 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
gutman has the portrait of this man coming into focus tonight. ♪ >> reporter: this is paul kevin curtis, the man in custody for allegedly terrorizing the federal government for two days. ♪ a flamboyant celebrity impersonator with his own youtube channel and an unusual ring letters to the government from this sleepy mississippi town. and accordg investigators, on april 8th, three of his letters were laced with the toxic chemical ricin. "there are still missing pieces. maybe i have your attention now, even if that means someone has to die." the form letters were sent to president obama, senator roger wicker of mississippi, and mississippi judge sadie holland, who opened hers. >> a white kind of like grainy-type substance loose in the envelope. >> reporter: prosecutors say the missing pieces in the letters could refer to curtis' obsession with the sale of black market body parts. he's even written a book and tweeted about it. >> reporter: in a statement, his brother said, "we have no reason to believe kevin would be involved. we love him, and look forward to getting answers to make sens
ABC
Apr 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
. investigators in gas masks descended on the mississippi home of paul kevin curtis yesterday. you see here but it's not clear what they found. now, in addition to the president, curtis is charged with mailing the now weapon -- the nonweaponized ricin to senator roger wicker and to a mississippi judge, curtis is an elvis impersonator who recently posted comments online about government conspiracy theories. we also have new information about that oklahoma dentist accused of reusing dirty equipment. nearly 60 people in the tulsa area have now tested positive for hepatitis and hiv. investigators are working to determine if there is a link to the dentist. thousands of his patients were urged to get tested. dr. scott harrington allegedly used dirty needles and rusty equipment and could face criminal charges. >>> rutgers university has reached a settlement with its fired men's basketball coach. mike rice was dismissed after being caught on video doing things like this, hitting, kicking, taunting players with homophobic slurs and the school will pay him $475,000 for the remaining two years on his contrac
ABC
Apr 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of the letter laced with the deadly poison mailed to the president. we told you police had arrested paul kevin curtis, an elvis impersonator from mississippi. today, curtis walked free, the charges against him dropped, after authorities found no trace of ricin in his car or home. and his lawyers say, he was framed. >>> now on to wall street, and if you were watching the markets today, you saw it. just after 1:00 p.m., a massive nose dive all because of one tweet from a trusted source. the associated press. it said there was an explosion at the white house and president obama was injured. but the tweet was false. the work of disruptive hackers. abc's new chief business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis explains how it all unfolded. >> reporter: it was the tweet that sent stocks plunging. at 1:07 p.m., breaking news from the associated press, "two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured." >> stocks higher this afternoon, recovering after a false report of a bombing at the white house. >> hack account on an a.p. twitter feed. >> reporter: the news was false. a hacker's
ABC
Apr 24, 2013 4:00am PDT
. paul kevin curtis released from custody yesterday after investigators found no evidence of ricin at his home. since his arrest last week, curtis has maintained his innocence. >> overwhelming, to say the least. it's overwhelming. when you've been charged with something and you never heard of it, ricin or whatever. i thought they said rice. so, i said, i don't even eat rice. >> fbi agents, mostly wearing hazmat suits have searched another man's house. there's no word on whether they have found anything linked to the case. the man in question says he's innocent, as well. >>> now, to those flood worries in the midwest. hundreds of thousands of sandbags have arrived in fargo, north dakota, where the red river could crest at record levels in the coming days. the sandbags are doing their job in peoria, illinois, holding back floodwaters from the scenic riverfront. the flood threat there is subsiding. and no rain in the forecast. >>> pressure is growing in washington to do something about the airport delays being brought on by those furloughed air traffic controllers. several senators calling o
ABC
Apr 25, 2013 4:00am PDT
. dutschke had an ongoing feud with paul kevin curtis, the initial suspect who has now been cleared. >>> same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in rhode island beginning this august. the state senate voted yesterday to allow same-sex marriages. rhode island becomes the final state in new england to do so. >>> this was the risque or one of the risque photos that cost former new york congressman anthony weiner his job. and now, he admits he can't guarantee there aren't others out there. he says that it's possible other women may come forward to say he sent them inappropriate texts and tweets. he's considering a run for mayor of new york. >>> country singer legend glen campbell appeared before a senate committee on alzheimer's research. but it was his daughter, ashley, who addressed the senators because the disease has largely disabled her father. she spoke emotionally about her memories of him, like going fishing and playing banjo on his band. >> now, when i play banjo with my dad, it's getting harder for him to follow along. and it's getting harder for him to recall my name. >> ashley campb
ABC
Apr 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
against paul kevin curtis, who was later cleared after no incriminating evidence was found. curtis' attorney claimed that his client was framed by dutschke, he was arrested earlier this year charged with molesting three girls. he's expected to appear in court on monday. >>> if your flight is late today you may not be able to blame government budget cuts. its furloughed workers are going back to normal. thousands of flights were delayed or canceled throughout this past week. >>> fire broke out at refinery outside of detroit, michigan, the smoke could be for miles a way. the area was temporarily evacuated and no one was repo reported to be injured. >>> the duchess of cambridge has released her first video message supporting one of her charities. >> the support they give is vital. in order to carry out this wonderful work, our help is needed. >> prince william and kate celebrate their second wedding anniversary, that's tomorrow, but they won't together, she'll be visiting at a children's hos piece. >>> finally, blowing sheep. scientists have raised sheep to glow, a green flour's sent
CBS
Apr 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
senator roger wicker. that suspect is identified as 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of corinth, mississippi. his cousin says curtis felt the government had not treated hill well. investigators are waiting for additional test results before they confirm that the letters contained the deadly poison ricin. preliminary tests show they did. security systems intercepted those letters though before they could harm anyone. >>> a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun purchases has failed to advance the u.s. senate. the vote was 54-46 yesterday in favor, but 60 votes were needed for the amendment to be adopted. president obama called it a shameful day for congress. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics, the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> five democrats were among those who opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords ech
CBS
Apr 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
show you the man accused of threatening the president and a u.s. senator. this is him paul kevin curtis. that photo there. the justice department says the 45-year-old elvis impersonator sent letters laced with ricin to obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. it turns out wicker and curtis have met before. the senator hired curtis for a wedding and says he was quite entertaining. >> a bomb just went off inside here. it's pretty bad. we got a lot of firemen down. >> turning back now to the fertilizer plant explosion in texas, the first responders to that disaster were the volunteer firefighters. and as kpix 5's len ramirez shows us, the bay area depends on volunteers, as we len. >> reporter: that's right, allen. you know, small rural volunteer fire departments like this one on the outskirts of san jose are all over the country. they are staffed by men and women who don't receive a paycheck but don't hesitate when the call for service comes. >>> reporter: are members of the spring valley volunteer fire department's first-ever training academy going through their final exams. >> these g
CBS
Apr 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, the f.b.i. confirmed that the letters tested positive for ricin. tis, wspect, 45-year-old paul kevin curtis, was arrested at his home in mississippi. court papers say he has distrusted the government for years. the tainted letters were intercepted at a postal facility entmaryland. ne president was never in any danger. in this terrib week r the the pride they have in theirnse city and their country. before the bruins faced the buffalo sabers last night, singer rene rancourt invited the crowd to join him in the national anthem. and, boy, did they. ♪ through the perilous night . ♪ ♪ >> pelley: 17,000 voices singing as one. why would somebody run toward danger? ar'll speak with one of the heroes will of the marathon ar'll speak with one of the as a preferred pharmacy, walgreens can save you as much as 75% compared to other select pharmacies. walgreens, at the corner of happy and healthy. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation w
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